Cine Transfers to Texas for Senior Season
In news that frankly sucks for Penn State, four-star Massachusetts safety Lewis Cine will be enrolling at Trinity Christian in Cedar Hill, TX to play his final season of high school football, according to 247Sports. Cedar Hill is just outside of Dallas, and is only a three-hour drive away from both Texas and Texas A&M, two schools which offered Cine earlier this week.
While this doesn’t mean Penn State won’t continue to be a contender for Cine (all 10 247Sports Crystal Ball predictions are for the Nittany Lions), it will certainly make things incredibly more difficult. Prior to the move, I think it was safe to say Cine was a Penn State lean — now, I don’t believe that’s the case.
Change of Plans for Anderson-Butts
The one-time Penn State commit Shaquon Anderson-Butts announced on National Signing Day that he would be playing two years at JUCO Iowa Western, but that isn’t the case anymore. Anderson-Butts announced this weekend that he would instead be enrolling at Milford Academy in Berlin, NY for one year of prep school.
Anderson-Butts discussed his decision in greater detail with 247Sports, saying that he’ll focus on defensive back at Milford, and that his recruitment is wide open. It remains to be seen what role Penn State will play from here, especially since the Nittany Lions aren’t hurting for safety or cornerback options in 2019.
Rodas Johnson Has Penn State In Top Group
Columbus four-star DT Rodas Johnson updated his recruitment with 247Sports, and said the Nittany Lions would be in it until the end.
“Penn State is also great and I love all the coaches there, especially Coach (Sean) Spencer,” Johnson noted. “The relationships I have there are strong, and I trust them a lot. I will be going back there at some point.”
Johnson hasn’t visited Penn State since October 21, when he was in Happy Valley for the Whiteout game against Michigan. With the lack of viable defensive tackle options, getting Johnson back on campus within the next few months would be good news for the Nittany Lions.